Union proposes a club advisor policy

The Student Union has proposed a bylaw that would require clubs to have a faculty or staff advisor to oversee the club. The Union hopes to first require advisors for secured clubs as a “progressive stance,” and then eventually require all clubs on campus to have an advisor, according to Chief of Staff Emma Russell […]

Women’s mile and DMR are national champions

Emily Bryson ’19 led The Judges to a historic weekend this past Friday and Saturday at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. In addition to anchoring the Distance Medley Relay (DMR) team, which won the first relay title in school history, E. Bryson also won […]

Scholarships are not sufficient to make Brandeis affordable

The scandals that have recently inundated mainstream news about wealthy parents paying universities to admit their children represent a well-known secret that plagues the American university system. Students coming from a wealthy background have a better chance of going to college. This is a fact, not merely due to access to better high school and […]

Fencing finishes season at NCAA regionals

The Brandeis men’s and women’s fencing teams completed their season this past weekend at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships, hosted by Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Judges had a host of top 20 finishes in the three different events on the men’s and women’s side, with Alexander Holtmann ’21 leading the way. On the […]

Baseball secures two wins in their season opener

The Brandeis baseball team began its 2019 season on Saturday with two wins over Bowdoin College at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, M.A. The Judges beat the Bowdoin Polar Bears 4-2 in the first game and 9-3 in the second. Then on Monday, the Judges faced Tufts University but were unable to pull […]

Students with disabilities discuss their experiences with self-advocacy

Four upperclassmen discussed their experiences with self-advocacy as students with disabilities in a panel Thursday, sharing advice on how other students with disabilities might advocate for themselves both in the classroom and on campus. The panelists—LilyFish Gomberg ’20, Emily Dana ’19, Irving Perez ’20 and Shoshi Finkel ’20—described self-advocacy as the skill of figuring out […]

Project looks at sacred spaces around Boston

Massachusetts was founded on the basis of religious freedom, with many of the original churches and religious spaces still standing today. But what lies beyond these historic churches, temples and mosques that dot the city are spaces that are not often appreciated enough: sacred spaces. Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces, started by Professor Wendy Cadge (SOC/WGS), […]

The race for NBA Rookie of the Year is close

The NBA’s Rookie of the Year race has not been won just yet. For the first half of the lengthy 82-game season, most believed that Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks’ small forward, would handily beat out his competition and receive these honors at the end of his first season in the NBA. The Slovenian-born basketball […]

Women’s National Soccer suing for discrimination

There are three months left until the kickoff of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. One of the most watched events in sports, all eyes are on the United States Women’s National Soccer team right now, as they filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday, March 8 for gender discrimination. We […]

The Controversial Common Core

The Obama administration saw the conception, creation and implementation of a Common Core system that was very much controversial. A Gallup news article comparing two Gallup polls on parents’ views on the Common Core around the time of the new enforcement of the standards stated, “Thirty-five percent [of parents] view [the standards] negatively and 33% […]

Brandeis tennis splits weekend

Over the weekend, the Brandeis tennis program had a busy weekend filled with a few matches. While the men’s team advanced their record to 6-2 with a 7-2 victory over Tufts, the women fell to MIT 5-4. During Sunday’s rounds of doubles, the Judges earned their first win versus the Jumbos after David Aizenberg ’20 […]

What is TRII and how can I join?

I think many years from now, when our kids are our age, those of us who were in school at this particular historical moment will remember it as a dark period in American history, a shadow in which we all lived otherwise normal lives. As children were snatched from their parents at the border and […]

German climate justice movement leaders speak

Two leaders from the German organization Ende Gelände, a group dedicated to protecting the environment from climate change through mass demonstrations of civil disobedience, spoke at Brandeis last Thursday. Movement leaders Daniel Hofinger and Dorothee Haeussermann spoke to a room of 28 attendees at Brandeis as part of their U.S. tour. “Ende Gelände” is German […]

Prof. proves that all hipsters look the same in study

Hipsters all look the same, learned Professor Jonathan Touboul (MATH) while conducting a study on non-conformist culture. When MIT Technology Review initially reviewed Touboul’s study, the article contained a stock photo of a bearded man in a plaid shirt and beanie that was deemed the typical “hipster.” An unnamed male wrote to the magazine talking […]

Hoot recommends: March 15, 2019

“Eating Your Feed” Let’s face it: Everyone loves food. And people love watching food get made. Seeing bakers mix ingredients together and create viral masterpieces are some of my favorite videos on the internet. Not all of us are master bakers and chefs; I know I’ll never be, anyways. But Buzzfeed’s “Eating Your Feed” gives […]

Union to hold elections, debate

Candidates announced their plan to run for several seats including the President of the Student Union on Wednesday. The Student Union is holding a debate between the candidates on Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. in Skyline Commons, which representatives from The Brandeis Hoot and the Justice are helping to plan. The upcoming elections are […]

Panelists discuss relationship between Ireland and Israel

Three panelists, including Zeev Boker, who was Israel’s ambassador to Ireland in 2015, discussed the changing relationship between Ireland and Israel, from Irish support of the state to evolving support for Palestinian rights on Monday, March 11. Alexander Kaye (NEJS), the Karl, Harry and Helen Stoll Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, began by calling the […]

She Likes Cloth’s music debut is empty calories

We could all use more fiber. Eating nutritious foods is important; just so with music. Occasionally, bland albums without any substance make their way to the consumer. This is exactly what has happened with She Likes Cloth’s self-titled album, which is an uninspired debut. She Likes Cloth is an indie rock band from Secaucus, New […]

Brandeis Alum nominated for US Attorney

President Donald Trump nominated Matthew H. Solomson ’96 for a seat on the United States Court of Federal Claims on March 1, according to the White House website. His nomination is under discussion in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Solomson received his Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, from which he went on to receive a […]

The Woodland Caribou: A declining species

On Monday, March 11, Brandeis University conducted the seventh annual Mandel Lectures in the Humanities, featuring the first of three lectures by Professor Nancy Langston on the topic of “Ghost Species: the Uncertain Future of Woodland Caribou in the Anthropocene.” Each year, the Mandel Lectures in the Humanities series attempts to promote the study of […]